Elizabeth Park

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Elizabeth Park which includes a park and a pond as well as a small group of people

Breathe in the scents of thousands of blooms in one of America’s oldest public rose gardens, located in the heart of this charming park in Hartford.

Elizabeth Park is an estate turned public park and garden in Hartford, Connecticut. Explore its world-famous rose gardens or enjoy a meal at the restaurant nestled among the foliage.

Find one of America’s oldest and largest public rose gardens in Elizabeth Park. Over 800 varieties of roses bloom here on more than 15,000 bushes.

Take note of the gorgeous gazebo, which looks almost like a shrub because it is completely covered in lush green vines.

Explore the other gardens in the park and walk among colorful perennials, tulips and heritage roses. The Shade Garden features raised flowerbeds and a dramatic pair of weeping blue atlas cedars.

Walk to Stone Bridge for a serene moment overlooking Laurel Pond and Lily Pond. Its older sister structure, Boulder Bridge, blends so well into the scenery that you just might miss it.

Elizabeth Park holds an extended spring greenhouse show during March. Visit from late June through fall to see different varieties in bloom.

The Summer Concert Series hosts acts ranging from swing to salsa to soul music. Attend a performance in the Rose Garden or in the Pond House Hall during inclement weather.

When you get hungry, go to the Pond House Café. Try to identify plants in the vegetable and herb gardens as you approach the building; some of these items may become ingredients of your lunch selection. During the summer, visit the Dog House take-out café for a snack.

Elizabeth Park is open every day of the year. You can visit between sunrise and sunset. Although there is no admission fee, donations are gratefully accepted to help maintain the gardens.

You can enter Elizabeth Park from two directions. On the north end, head to parking lots and the café via Asylum Avenue. If you’re coming from Prospect Avenue on the east side, take the one-way lane around the rose garden. Visitors with limited mobility can enjoy the rose garden on this lovely little drive. You will find available parking throughout the park.

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The Capitol Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
The Capitol Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
3 out of 5
440 Asylum St, Hartford, CT
The price is $72 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Located in Downtown Hartford, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Theater Works, XL Center, and Connecticut Convention Center. Hartford Hospital and Mark Twain ...
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The Goodwin Hotel
The Goodwin Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1 Haynes St, Hartford, CT
The price is $149 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
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Delamar West Hartford
Delamar West Hartford
3.5 out of 5
1 Memorial Road, West Hartford, CT
The price is $229 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Situated in the entertainment district, this spa hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from The Children's Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mark Twain House and Trinity College. ...
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The Capitol Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
The Capitol Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
3 out of 5
440 Asylum St, Hartford, CT
The price is $72 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
The Capitol Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
The Goodwin Hotel
The Goodwin Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1 Haynes St, Hartford, CT
The price is $149 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
The Goodwin Hotel
Delamar West Hartford
Delamar West Hartford
3.5 out of 5
1 Memorial Road, West Hartford, CT
The price is $229 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Delamar West Hartford
Hilton Hartford
Hilton Hartford
3.5 out of 5
315 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT
The price is $143 per night from Feb 11 to Feb 12
Hilton Hartford
West Hartford Inn
West Hartford Inn
2 out of 5
900 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT
The price is $109 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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A cozy little place with 2 bedrooms all to yourself
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A cozy little place with 2 bedrooms all to yourself
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Namastay, An Elegant Apartment by Eshe & Jess
Hartford, CT
Namastay, An Elegant Apartment by Eshe & Jess
Historic Victorian Apartment, Close to Downtown, Hospital, Capitol
Historic Victorian Apartment, Close to Downtown, Hospital, Capitol
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Spacious Victorian Tower Apartment
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